Dan McGuire serves as Director of Percussion and Assistant Director of Bands at Science Hill High School in Johnson City, TN. His responsibilities include the coordination of the Hilltopper Marching Band, Marching Drumline, and all percussion classes grades 6-12. Mr. McGuire holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Music Education and a Master’s Degree in Education from East Tennessee State University.
During his tenure, Mr. McGuire has received numerous superior ratings for concert band. Additionally, the Science Hill Percussion Ensemble has hosted a regional Day of Percussion, as well as the inaugural East Tennessee Percussion Festival. The Percussion Ensemble is a two time winner of The Percussive Arts Society’s International Percussion Ensemble Competition and performed at PASIC 2013 and 2016. Mr. McGuire’s students have garnered honors such as winning the Tennessee Statewide Solo Percussion Competition, as well as participating in DCI Top-12 Drum Corps, Tennessee Governor’s School for the Arts, regional honor bands and the Tennessee All-State Band.
Mr. McGuire has served as a clinician in the area of marching percussion in East Tennessee, Virginia, and North Carolina. He is a member of the Education Network for Innovative Percussion and Black Swamp Percussion, and his other professional affiliations include the Percussive Arts Society, Tennessee Music Educators Association, East Tennessee School Band and Orchestra Association, and the National Association for Music Education.
Mr. McGuire currently resides in Johnson City, TN with his wonderfully supportive wife Elisa and their daughters Madelyn and Claire.